The Army Game. Copyright: Granada Television.

The Army Game

ITV sitcom about National Servicemen. 155 episodes (4 series), 1957 - 1961. Stars Geoffrey Sumner, William Hartnell, Michael Medwin, Alfie Bass and others.


Sid Colin was inspired to create The Army Game after watching the 1956 film Private's Progress, which featured William Hartnell.

Hartnell left The Army Game when he was cast as a similar character in Carry On Sergeant, which would become the first of the long-running film series.